Tim Cook Brings Philanthropic Attitude to Apple, Donates $100 Million to Charities - HotHardware
Tim Cook Brings Philanthropic Attitude to Apple, Donates $100 Million to Charities

Tim Cook Brings Philanthropic Attitude to Apple, Donates $100 Million to Charities

All eyes are on Tim Cook since assuming the role of Apple's chief executive officer after Steve Jobs' health took a turn for the worse, and now that the co-founder is gone, the world is eager to find out how Cook intends to fill those shoes. Perhaps ironically, Cook has chosen to fill the mighty big shoes Jobs left behind by putting a bigger focus on charitable contributions.

Jobs wasn't known for his charity, and next to the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, it's fair to say Jobs was known for his lack of charitable contributions (perhaps his charitable givings were done anonymously, as an article in Forbes surmises). But under the leadership of Cook, Apple appears very much focused on donating money to worthy causes.


Cook said that Apple has donated $50 million to Stanford's hospitals, with $25 million going towards a new building and the other $25 million to a new children's hospital, along with yet another $50+ million donated to Product RED, The Verge reports.

Apple is a more philanthropic company under Cook than it was under Jobs. According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, Jobs "was opposed to giving money away," which is in contrast to Cook who is all too eager to let people know about Apple's $100+ million charitable efforts, and who also started a program in which the Cupertino company will match donations made by its employees up to $10,000 a year.

It's far too early in Cook's tenure as CEO to determine what kind of leader he'll be, but early indications suggest it's more than just a business to him.
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Good for Tim, its always good when people help each other out.

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"who also started a program in which the Cupertino company will match donations made by its employees up to $10,000 a year" if you want to see your employees happy, donating to them is the step :).......everyone sees steve jobs like a genius, good person bla bla bla but also i have to say that he was a tacaƱo (spanish)......Tim Cookis the other side of the face......he doesn't have to fill steve jobs' shoes, he just have to be himself.

$100 Million to Charities WOW, applause.

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About time Apple gave something back to the community, seems like Tim Cook is going to lead Apple into a new era of transparency and honesty.

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The only reason they are doing this is to combat the negative publicity there getting because of the people they use to do there work outside the US mainly in China. There have been stories of people committing suicide and even disappearing after outing upcoming Apple equipment that have been going around as of late. Of course those stories have existed for over a year the general public in the US did not catch on to that though for some reason. I think it is because the media was among the iSheep personally but I have no proof that is credible.

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